Big Island Coronavirus Updates

DPS Reports 7 Negative COVID Test Results Among Inmates at HCCC

March 2, 2022, 7:30 AM HST
* Updated March 1, 5:07 PM
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The state Department of Public Safety reported in a news release Tuesday, March 1, that its latest round of COVID-19 testing at Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center in Hilo produced only negative results.

According to the department, no new positive test results among inmates or staff members were in the latest batch of testing. DPS reported seven negative recent inmate test results at HCCC.

COVID testing is continuously being conducted in state prisons and jails as well as in the contracted Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Ariz.

The latest testing updates for correctional facilities are as follows:

  • Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center: Seven negative inmate test results.
  • O‘ahu Community Correctional Center: Two inmate test results; one positive, one negative. One employee has recovered.
  • Halawa Correctional Facility (O‘ahu): One positive staff test result was reported as well as one staff recovery. Nine negative inmate test results.

The Department of Public Safety continues to encourage all staff and inmates to voluntarily get tested and receive the COVID vaccine.


For more detailed inmate testing data, the department’s Pandemic Plan and information about response efforts made to safeguard inmates, staff and the public, visit the DPS dedicated COVID-19 webpage.

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